The New Republic

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 92%

Memento (2000)

"Nolan uses the structure simply as a gimmick to refresh a stale story of revenge, crime, sex, a film noir that never gets any darker than gris."

Posted Apr 11, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

2 56%

The Mexican (2001)

Posted Apr 11, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

3 33%

15 Minutes (2001)

Posted Mar 28, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

4 70%

Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

"'Reality' notwithstanding, the performances in this film are uniformly good, and Brooke Smith as Dawn is better than that."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

5 75%

Me You Them (2001)

"With Waddington's help, all of the people involved give us a gently insinuating folk tale."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

6 100%

The Taste of Others (2000)

"Jaoui's directing and sympathy are what hold us from the start."

Posted Mar 20, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

7 88%

The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) (2000)

"The promise of its beautiful opening is beautifully kept."

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

8 78%

The Pledge (2001)

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

9 73%

Snatch (2001)

"The cinematic dazzle, the high pitch to which he leads his actors, the relish of sheer velocity are reward enough."

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

10 81%

Kippur (2000)

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

11 81%

Pollock (2000)

"Just -- yes, just -- one more film about that perennially obdurate subject, an artist."

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

12 96%

One Day in September (1999)

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

13 75%

Quills (2000)

Posted Mar 8, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

14 67%

Rosie (Rosie: The Devil in My Head) (1998)

Posted Feb 21, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

15 95%

La Promesse (The Promise) (1996)

"The Dardenne brothers, as shown by their empathic casting, their very choice of theme, have confessed to a burden. They believe in hope."

Posted Feb 21, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

16 78%

Guantanamera (1997)

Posted Feb 14, 2001

Stanley Kauffmann

17 86%

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

18 68%

Marius and Jeannette (2006)

"Guediguian is a smooth enough director, but it's his casting and some episodes in the screenplay that transfix us."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

19 88%

Sonatine (1993)

"Gross and trite as the material is, Kitano shows again that he is an ingenious, purposeful filmmaker."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

20 72%

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

"The result is horrifying, but it's also unsettling in its ruthlessness."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

21 88%

Waco - The Rules of Engagement (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

22 80%

Arguing the World (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

23 29%

The Other Sister (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

24 ——

Kaspar Hauser (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

25 62%

Chinese Box (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

26 64%

EdTV (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

27 75%

Nixon (1995)

"The picture is a case study."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

28 32%

At First Sight (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

29 17%

Gloria (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

30 ——

Lamb (1986)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

31 78%

Beloved (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

32 93%

La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) (1995)

"Besides the unconvincing shift of psychic gears, the picture has no theme, no resonance, no point."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

33 71%

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

"A farce-comedy, it must thrive, if it's to do so, on sparkle. But the bubbles are sparse, partly because of Roberts's low fizz level."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

34 100%

Riding the Rails (2003)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

35 64%

Metroland (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

36 53%

Gray's Anatomy (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

37 80%

Dry Cleaning (Nettoyage à sec) (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

38 99%

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

"Lawrence luxuriates in the tremendous."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

39 70%

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

40 86%

Jackie Brown (1997)

"The flat, self-exposing dud that fate often keeps in store for the initially overpraised."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

41 94%

Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

42 85%

A Man of No Importance (1994)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

43 ——

Hei jun ma (A Mongolian Tale) (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

44 48%

Pushing Tin (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

45 76%

Amistad (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

46 41%

Cousin Bette (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

47 62%

Manny & Lo (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

48 67%

Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

49 65%

Priest (1995)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

50 80%

Chronicle of a Disappearance (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann

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